About Sarah Thune
Sarah Thune, a native of Des Moines, Iowa, began her piano studies at the age of 7. Ms. Thune holds degrees from Drake University (B.M. Piano Performance), Syracuse University (M.M. Piano Performance), where she was the first pianist at the Setnor School of Music to be awarded the prestigious title of University Fellow, and the University of Colorado Boulder (M.M. Collaborative Piano). Her past teachers include Dr. Nicholas Roth, Dr. Daniel Paul Horn, Dr. Fred Karpoff, Dr. Margaret McDonald, and Dr. Alexandra Nguyen. Additionally, she has played in master classes for notable pianists including Leon Fleisher, Vadym Kholodenko, Nelita True, Alan Smith, Martin Katz, Warren Jones, and Graham Johnson.
An active chamber musician, Ms. Thune has participated in workshops with the Chiara and Miro String Quartets and has attended the Zodiac Music Festival and Academy in Valdeblore, France, and Songfest in Los Angeles. Along with giving collaborative recitals at Arizona State University, the University of Alabama, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and Chandler-Gilbert Community College, she has also been featured in chamber music concert series hosted by the Civic Music Association of Des Moines, Iowa, Civic Morning Musicals in Syracuse, New York, the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, and the Western Slope Concert Series in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Prior to moving to Colorado, Ms. Thune was based in Phoenix, Arizona working as a freelance collaborator and a pianist for Ballet Arizona, the School of Ballet Arizona, and Interlochen Arts Camp.